People: Jul. 11, 1969

President Nixon could hardly have chosen a more engaging personal emissary to the investiture of the Prince of Wales. Tricia Nixon was clearly, as London's admiring Daily Sketch put it, "America's little princess." The papers wrote columns on her blonde, Dresden-doll beauty and easy grace as she moved through a schedule that might have daunted a seasoned diplomat: tea with the wife of Prime Minister Harold Wilson, a spate of cocktail parties, and a trip to Wimbledon for the tennis quarterfinals—not to mention the investiture. Even her father's erstwhile opponent Hubert Humphrey was smitten. Humphrey greeted Tricia at a cocktail party...

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